Kim Booth MP
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Greens Needed Now More Than Ever
Greens Leader Kim Booth MP also outlined during his Keynote speech delivered at the Party’s State Conference today, key aspects of the Greens’ agenda for the next twelve months, including forming a community working group to pursue establishing Tasmania as an Asylum Seeker Haven.
Keynote Speech 2014: Greens Needed Now More Than Ever
Gagged Bill Insults Public Sector Workers
“Despite publicly undertaking that debate on the controversial Crown Employees (Salaries) Bill would not be gagged, the Premier broke that promise, ramming the Bill through the Lower House on the cusp of midnight,” Mr Booth said.
Harriss Must Apologise or Resign
“The disgraceful new low the Liberals dragged the Chamber to today continues the pattern of arrogant abuse of the Parliament we have seen on more than one occasion this week, and is a disturbing taste of what is to come under a regressive majority government," Greens Leader and Forestry spokesperson Kim Booth MP said.
Premier Breaks No Gag Promise on Pay Freeze Bill
“Once again the arrogant Hodgman regime has shut down the House of Assembly and outsourced our role and responsibility, expecting the Legislative Council to do the work of this Chamber,” Mr Booth said.
Treasurer Confirms Backflip Over Forced Redundancies
Greens Leader and Treasury spokesperson Kim Booth MP today questioned the Treasurer about his comments in the Legislative Council Estimates Committee Hearing, where he stated, "there are only two ways that you can reduce the wages bill. It is either putting a pay pause forward or to sack people".
Vale Jeremy Ball
“On behalf of the Tasmanian Greens State Parliamentary team, I extend our most sincere and deepest condolences to Jeremy’s wife, Karina, their two beautiful boys of whom he was so proud, Griffin and Jasper, his loving parents John and Caroline, his brothers and their families, as well as his many friends and workmates,” Mr Booth said.
Budget Estimates Need to be Reviewed
“The Hodgman government reduced this important parliamentary accountability mechanism to a farce this week, with Ministers refusing to provide answers or information requested,” Mr Booth said.
Liberals’ Bullying of Parliament Over Wage Freeze Wrong
“The Premier and the Treasurer cannot have it both ways. They cannot reassure people before the Budget that the wage freeze Bill will not be a cognate Bill and part of that package, and then turn around and try and intimidate MPs by asserting that to vote against the Bill they promoted as separate and distinct, as now threatening Supply,” Mr Booth said.
Treasury Estimates: a Master Class in Closed-Loop Farce
“Tickets could be sold to watch this farce, as it is a master-class in closed-loop obfuscation, passing the buck, and arrogance,” Mr Booth said.